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Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
i want to now recognize the chairman of the higher education and workforce committee mr. kline for five minutes. >> thank you madam chair into the witnesses for being here. you are quite excellent. how does your idea looking at your testimony would require students to take the azt or the sat and meet the threshold scores based on the gpa. i listened to the testimony and you talk about how you have a greater success rate if they have had a high school education and so forth. i do not understand how this would work for the millions of what we are still calling nontraditional students, people going back to the community college or for-profit school or something like that to get a particular skill. .. to find an alternative way to achieve standards. for example, after one semester of satisfactory academic proprogress in a community college they become reeligible even if not under rigorous high school standards. >> so if they had the low s.a.t., act they have to go the first semester not qualifying for a pell grant. but if they demonstrated then academic capability they would be? >>
Dec 5, 2013 1:00pm EST
. that is according to studies done by the nonprofit education superhighway, whose mission it is to bring high-speed broadband internet access to every public school in america. milliont announced a $9 round of funding led by mark zuckerberg's started foundation and the gates foundation. we are joined by the ceo of melt and the founder of foot video. he joins us from new york. you guys are saying you this will be a comprehensive effort to bring internet into the classroom. how comprehensive do you hope this will be a complex the sec developed -- hope this will be? fcche afc east -- the developed a program to bring high-speed bandwidth into every classroom in america. is, it is a 17-year- old program. it's like a dirt road. we really need a highway. we need a way to get high-speed bandwidth into every school, so that schools have access to the technology they need to be able to teach our kids. this is happening all over the world and is not happening in america. we need to make a big change. >> what sort of challenges do you run into getting internet into the classes e is it all about money? ?>
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
of educational opportunity. it expanded during his time in office. how did that translate into job creation and economic growth? >> for the first time, one of the issues with apartheid is that there was an entire generation of young people who skipped any kind of education. they came in and totally changed that system and now you have blacks college-educated since the end of apartheid who have joined the workforce and have become productive members of the economy. it's been a huge leap forward. >> there was criticism of mr. mandela from black south because the change was seismic in the country and they expect it seismic change to mean immediate change but that wasn't the case, was it? >> it's a tough proposition. the unemployment rate in 1992 was 40%. expectation was that this miracle had happened and overnight things would improve. things did improve and have improved but they certainly don't happen overnight. >> how has south africa's economy become a source of growth for its neighbors? >> they're lucky to have abundant natural resources. they have mining, gold, coal, platinum. they have
Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm PST
pulling women into the workforce like education and service sector. those are still growing but not growing so fast relative to other parts of the economy. that pulled women in. the growth of women's presence in education and higher education, increased in the '70s and 80s and plateaued sometime in the '90s, depending on which measure you look at. and then we really saw strong pattern of women entering men's occupations, especially in middle class jobs, those women, college graduates, but not so much movement the other way. women were entering professions like law and medicine or realty or educational administration that had been previously male jobs. but men weren't going into nursing and teaching preschool and elementary school -- >> let's look at some of those numbers. that is such a shocking part of your study. one in four men actually work in fields you report that are dominated 90% by males. one in three women work in fields that have 80% of women in the workplace of the your study tells the story of a professional environment in the united states where huge, huge port
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
a lot of thriving businesses that we are proud of. and we a role in economy have a well-educated workforce. we focus a lot on exports. the issue for our constituents are about how much things cost. the concern about the cost of gas. the cost of college. concern about the cost of health care. those kinds of issues are what they are focused on right now. the second thing is what was mentioned about the unity on wanting congress to work that are together. they are angry about this gridlock. we are out of the downturn. teens are stabilized and there are things we should be doing like immigration reform. i appreciate your work on that. i am on the judiciary committee and have worked on provisions on the business side of that issue. we are proud of that senate immigration bill. we want to get it done. it frustrate you to be known as the do-nothing congress? senate side, there are some major things we have gotten done. nearly half of our leaders are women. we have moved ahead on a lot of bills. the shutdown really brought a lot of things to light. this is ridiculous. a are holding us ba
Dec 9, 2013 3:00pm PST
, a conversation about charting a different course in the world of higher education. today, spelman's beverly daniel tatum became one of four college presidents and the first from a historically black institution to receive the carnegie corporation's annual leadership award. the foundation cited her work in encouraging women to pursue careers in the so-called stem fields of science, technology, engineering and math and for her decision to drop intercollegiate sports in favor of student health. beverly tatum joins us now from atlanta. welcome, professor at that time up, president tatum. >> thank you so much. in full disclosure carnegie is one of our funders here at the newshour but i want to ask you who has motivated ou to refocus the academic goals at spelman and whether that is applicable elsewhere. >> well, let me begin by saying that at spelman we have been focused on stem education as well as a broader liberal arts focus for many years. and that doesn't begin with me but i'm happy to say that since i've been president at spelman we've been able to keep moving forward at a time when we se
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
personal adversity and committed to philanthropy and higher education. you know who else got one this year? class of 2014, coty at honey well and jerry jones, owner of the cowboys. they're in great company with you. congratulations. that's a real honor. it's a big deal for the class of 2014. >> well, thank you for saying that joe. it is an honor. i admire the ratio society greatly. they take individuals andle challenge circumstances and give them an opportunity through scholarships to change their life through education. and to join companies not only those you mentioned but most importantly our previous winner our founder. i never thought it would happen in my lifetime. >> you didn't get it yet, did you? when do they do it? >> no. the event is in april in washington d.c. >> it's a big deal. >> it's quite something. i look forward to hit. >> can congratulations. we'll check back with you on. that think about it if you see the tape. i look good in that suit. >> actually joe, when i see the ron burgundy commercial, i do think of you. i don't know why. >> i think that's a compliment? thanks m
Dec 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
. it kicks off computer science education week. org.s sponsored by code. here is president obama. notearning these skills are important for your future but for our country's are. if you want america to stem the cutting edge tom a we need young americans to master the tools and technology that will change how you do just about everything. >> they are giving coding tips from entrepreneurs included this guy, mark zuckerberg. >> if i wanted to wish everybody on facebook and happy birthday by sending an e-mail, it might take more than a century to write out all the e-mails. with a few lines of code, i can have a system to send an e-mail to everybody on facebook. that is why they are valuable. francisco us from san is the cofounder of whether that mark zuckerberg, what is the point of this? >> it is great to be here. that weioned earlier are lagging in math and science. at least every school in america does teach math and teach science. only one in 10 schools teach computer science. yourself, if the point of education is to prepare kids for afe and the 21st century tom shouldn't we teach
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Dec 3, 2013 9:20am EST
at the numbers, it's startling. we spend $15,000 per every student in this country on education and that's more than every single country in the developed world and japan beat us in the international ranking that you mentioned and we're throwing money at the problem. it's not the lack of spending, it's the character of the spending. it's not trickling down to the classroom, it's federal government regulation and it should be a state-run education should belong to the state and no child left behind. it usurps a lot of power from the states and that to me that's the problem not relegating to the states. stuart: you'd get rid of it-- not all of it, but some of the bureaucracy because that's where the money is flowing, the administrators of the schools and all kind of people backing them up, the bureaucracy. you'd get rid of that. >> yes. stuart: but can you? kayleigh, you can't, you can't do that. i mean, the unions are so firmly entrenched and there's a big vote in favor of those unions. in favor of teachers, and i don't know if you can get around that? >> yeah, and i think you hit the nail on th
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am PST
, whether it's a much bigger or more inclusive middle class including blacks, whether it's better education, but you're absolutely right. the project is not finished. in fact, even particularly amongst the blacks, there is a massive income inequality, one of the biggest in the world. very, very poor people still living in shantytowns and the like while there is also at the same time a very rich and exploding black you know, economic super class. so that is an issue. the issue of corruption is still one that's alive and needs to be tackled. and the issue of education still needs to be tackled. he was very keen on the idea of education. but look, many people will say some of the very important things were not done. and they still have to be finished, but after mandela was released and after those first elections in south africa, so much more of this continent has become democratic. it's not a coincidence. >> christiane, so many world leaders when you talk about the leader of cuba, the united states and europe and african countries, it could not be more diverse. do you think there is a lesson,
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
're gonna give people what here to take care of the spread we would try to do more education and enforcement. >> within a few minutes, the police was on the scene and educated. >> you are not suppose to enter into right here. there is a line in the street to tell you. >> there in force in the role of the bike lanes. maligned these dedicated bike lanes are for bicyclist on less, one you are about to park and you cannot crews looking for a spot. you cannot emerge when there is a break in the by claimed similar to this. >> muni buses are not allowed to use the biplanes to keep on schedule. bike lanes, are for bikes. >> this guy gave me a piece of his mind. >> i teach a the university. i am serious about the spread i do not see you be a part of the solution. >> there you have it, he was driving e illegally and he got a ticket and he stated it was my fault. >> since no matter where you want to put the blame on, the lost a lot. maligned >> as san francisco, still the robbers, kron4 milin san fry roberts kron 4 news. >> coming up on the kron4 morning news. batkid is making his return to san francis
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Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm EST
education programs. will the tax catch on? steve forbes, "forbes" editor in chief lives in new jersey. >> i saw 60 years ago this was coming along. david: wealth tax, it is small increment increase. i think city tax would go 3.9 to 4.3, 4.4. it is small but all of these wealth taxes always start out small. i think of the amt, alternative minimum tax, originally designed for a couple dozen people. now it affects millions. >> that's right. it also sends a signal out that new york city takes prosperity such as it is for granted. new york does have unique advantages. it won't kill the city but sends a message out, we're not interested in entrepreneurs. more importantly we don't understand real wealth creation. if anything you should be doing the opposite. in terms of what he wants to finance, in terms of education, if he is really a believer in hecation why does he have the hostility to charter schools which demonstrated to help people who need help the most? david: specifically on the tax issue is there any evidence that people do vote with their feet when people raise, when people come up wit
Dec 4, 2013 11:00pm EST
the importance of search. he is educated in the u.s. >> after a decade in the u.s., li returned to china. together they created what has been known as the google of china. >> we can combine that with internet growth overall. >> his friends and family says his devotion to baidu the finds him. he has been noted for falling asleep in his car after work. he has also picked up some influential friends along the way like bill gates, alibaba, and a few enemies, too. >> they are competitors. in 2004, larry page and sergei brin went to visit. baidu with careful not to reveal too much. >> regardless of how he is seen, li is worth $12 billion. he came above eric schmidt on the billionaire list more than two decades after he invented his own brand of search. when i sat down with him i asked how he spent his aliens. take a look at what he said about the difference of philanthropy in the united states versus china. >> it's not as mature. i have seen them start to think about that. we increasingly spend more time to do philanthropy work. we held a banquet where we used 56 million rmb. we provide certai
Dec 6, 2013 4:30am PST
fairly sophisticated robots. >> education-wise, these toys are great for learning to program, learning mechanics. >> reporter: at $350, it is pricy. but a screaming solo on a guitar made of legos is priceless. know a traveler tired of pecking at a tiny keyboard on his smartphone? the $100 virtual keyboard connects via bluetooth and projects a laser on any flat service. a stripped down cell phone of sorts in wristwatch form. it lets parents track their kids' location with the accompanying app. kids can use it to make and receive calls but only from specific numbers in their contacts list. for the tech fanatics the $80 controller offers a new way to interact with your computer. forego your mouse and keyboard and use your fingers to play puppeteer or get a science lesson. >> from a learning standpoint this is what gives you incredible detail and control and then uses your hand when it's appropriate or the keyboard when it's appropriate so you get that augmented experience. >> reporter: cooks will appreciate click n grow. these $80 smart planters take out the guesswork out of when to water
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Dec 4, 2013 1:00pm EST
his education initiatives and other measures. back to you. ashley: peter barnes, thank you so much. >> you bet. tracy: let's get a quick reaction on these markets after that news peter just brought us. nicole petallides on floor of the new york stock exchange. little bit of movement. >> yeah a little bit of movement up off the lows. keeping close eye on 10-year bond. 2.84% on the 10-year and that is very key. all to the downside coming off the lows of the day. tracy and ashley, lowest point on the dow was 15,791. we're now 15,825. you have seen some improvement. that being said the financials were trying to give it a go. the financials have been extremely weak lately these last few days. we saw them in the green earlier today. however we're watching them go back and forth. moment ago banking index is lower. now it is higher. that is something, you see us come off the lows after the beige book report. there is look at financials, jpmorgan, bank of america, goldman sachs are squeezing into the green. they have moves of .1 of 1%. morgan stanley and wells fargo are not participated tha
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Dec 9, 2013 8:00am PST
year. 20 young children and six educators were murdered that day on december 14th, 2012. this saturday, marks a year since that horrific event. as you can see the news conference is beginning. we'll monitor what the officials have to say and bring you any headlines moments from now. today's top headlines and brand new stories you will sear here first. jon: the obamacare website gets a makeover. new options are able if you're shopping. with deadline looming do the updates matter? >>> wild weekend weather across the u.s. and more is on the way. meteorologist maria molina on where people should be preparing now. >>> silicon valley versus washington. the nation's top tech companies teaming up to send a message to uncle sam. ease up on all snooping. it is all "happening now." jon: well the obamacare website getting a face-lift but ongoing problems with the federal exchange may be more than skin deep. i hope you had a good weekend. good morning to you. i'm jon scott. jenna: does obamacare cover facelifts? is that a question we're leading with today. jon: let's hope not. >> hi, everybody. i'm
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am PST
out there to do a little enforcement and education. and within a few minutes, sfpd or on the st. educating >>: you are supposed to enter until right here. about how can you tell the difference? >>: there's a line right there in the street right there. >>: and enforcing the rules of the bike lanes. these dedicated bike lanes are for bicyclist on less want you are about a park but you can cruise the bike lane looking for a spot and only march when there's a break and the bike lanes similar to this. muni buses are not allowed to use the biplanes to keep on schedule. bike lanes are for bikes. this guy gave me a piece of his mind after being caught in the pipeline and receiving a ticket. >>: i teach at the university and i'm serious about it. i don't see you being part of the solution here. i see you conducting fell. >>: so there you have it. he was driving illegally and a bike lane and it was my fault. >>: no matter who you want to blame it on the lot is still the law. >>: thank you for bringing this to our attention. >>: and san francisco, stanley roberts, kron 4 news. >>james: tem
Dec 2, 2013 2:30pm EST
, health and human services, education committee irs some of the social security and small business administrations, as well as a number of other federal, state, and local agencies and organizations. veterans are counting on us to solve these challenges. operates at, v.a. large health care -- integrated health care systems, may be one of the larger ones in the country, on hundred 51 medical centers, 871 clinics, 300 vet centers, and i know there are 70 mobile outreach clicks that reach out into the most rural areas defined veterans who live remotely. over 1700 remote access points nationwide. beyond health care, v.a. revised $10 billion in education assistance annually, second only to the department of education. v.a. guarantees nearly 1.8 million home loans, the only zero-down into the inner nation, and our foreclosure rate is lowest among all categories of mortgage loans. as the ninth largest life insurance and price, with 6.7 million clients and 95% customer saxes faction -- satisfaction rating. to the support of the congress and the leadership of the president and the invites an
Dec 3, 2013 3:00pm EST
the young and vibrant to want to go on the exchange. adds people are more educated about it that's what will happen. that's what we're hoping for for all of this country to lower health care costs. >> i'm intrigued by your first answer where you essentially laid out some of the objectives of the affordable care act. then you said but i'm not too worried about details of the website. isn't that precisely the problem with all of this right now? the objectives were clearly laid out but the details were not well planned. for example, the famous promise made by the president that if you like your insurance plan you get to keep your insurance plan. when, in fact, for 5%, that's not the case. and now people are getting those cancellation notices. the details were not that well thought out. >> agreed that the details did not come to fruition once we began the website. let's be clear, 20% of this country's not based on a website. we'll get the website right. if it's right 30 days later, then we'll still get it right. they had a million go through yesterday, th
Dec 6, 2013 3:00pm EST
in february to move into education or philanthropy he says. if he'd be willing, he would be a really big get for someone. kelly? >> i had no idea -- inventory is high, inventory of ceo candidates. courtney reagan back at headquarters. thank you. while gap isn't looking for a new ceo, they might want to look for a new strategy. several wall street firms downgrading the stock. >> let's talk about it. adrian, thinks this room has run to run while ann thinks gap will go nowhere from here. ladies, thank you for joining us. adrian, make the case for gap right now. >> the case for gap really is about global growth. in the near term, absolutely we agree that it's very promotional. there is a lot of pressure on march margins. we actually think in the near term, that is something to be the status quo. but we like the global growth prospects. the company has yet to really expand globally. opened its first old navy store in japan in 2012. there's a lot of runway for this company longer term. >> at the same time, even coming out with a better than expected november sales number, pam, we've got the shares
Dec 9, 2013 5:00pm EST
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Dec 5, 2013 6:00am PST
temperatures time is of thes education. >> our hearts are breaking. we want our family back. >> we continue to hope for a miracle. >> smith is an experienced pilot. >> it is now 6:36. tips for jesus and we know the likely identity the -- of jesus. >> from our camera looking across the bay, it is very cold out there this morning with record lows this some places. traffic and weather together next as the morning news outbreak in over a decade. flu before the first sneeze... help protect with a spray. before the first tissue... help defend with a wipe. and help prevent with lysol. to get 10x more protection... and kill 99.9% of germs around the house. this season, help protect your family with lysol. start healthing >> good morning, we have freezing temperatures, sub-freezing temperatures across the bay area with upper 30's on the coast and listennive reports in jeopardy around the bay this morning. we are colder than we were yesterday by 17 degrees in napa. we gained a degree at the airport. it was 36 and now it is 37. we are looking at numbers to continue to drop after sunrise at 7:10. from
Dec 4, 2013 11:00pm PST
million to bring the internet to public classrooms around the country. the non-profit called education superhighway, says without access to the internet, about 40 million opportunities will be left behind. and the group says most schools are connected, but they lack the high speed connectioned that are needed today. >>> a northern california couple has welcomed identical triplets. abby, brin, and laurel were born. what makes them so rare is they were conceived without help from fertility treatments. the chances of nationally occurring identity triplets are between 1 and 1 million, to 1 and 100 million. the girls are expected to go home in a couple of weeks. >>> last night, we told you about a generous mystery tipper. coming up, who may be the man behind tips for jesus. >> laying out the bone chilling temperatures. and when this bay area could bring some snow. >> hey now... she's just gifing out. gif-ing out? cause of all the good stuff she got at kmart. gif-out girl... thursday through saturday - all seasonal blankets and throws are on sale... and members always get more. kmart. get in
Dec 7, 2013 2:00pm PST to connect with a patient advocate from abbvie for one-to-one support and education. medicare open enrollment. of year again. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. but it never hurts to see if you can find better coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit or call 1-800-medicare >>> well, the white house has backed away from a reported statement made two years ago that president obama had never met an uncle who lives near boston. well, it turns out that the president not only knew him, he once lived with him. why so much confusion? cnn's brian todd has more. >> reporter: he's a 69-year-old man who works at a liquor store near boston and he's now caught up in the president's latest political migraine. the man's name, onyango obama, also called omar, the president's uncle. "the boston globe" previously cited the white house as saying the president and hess uncle had never met, but the white house press secretary now says
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Dec 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
of highly educated young professionals who choose to start their careers there. that's a way for them to tap into that. they're not going to be too unhappy if some of these workers say no to the long commute and choose to leave. >> these companies are saying, i can save a lot of money by hiring kids out of college at a much lower pay scale and get rid really? >> it may not be quite that sinister, but that's definitely in the back of their mind. >> that's really too bad. you know why? let's look at this. these boomers, ages 48 to 66, and then the gen-xeres, these are the people who have kids who they're trying to put through college. we're talking about people who are taking care of their elderly aging parents. really, that's a company where they've been for 25 years, that's how the companies want to treat them? >> you know, that's corporate america. it's about the bottom line here. the one thing they can fall back on, 43% of all americans with a bachelors degree live in an urban environment. a lot of corporations are choosing to do this. archer daniels is one. yahoo! has decided to do this,
Dec 4, 2013 3:00am PST
, i think we suspend a lot of time talking about the weaknesses and failures of our education system. clearly we're in a crisis moment. what i felt wasn't taking place in our pub leg conversation as much as what we're doing right and where there are success stories and there are wonderful success stories all over the country. so the aim and the purpose of the book was really to invite leaders into the class roovps of teachers doing incredible work that are achieving in spite of systemic issues and problems and that are really finding innovative and unique solutions to you beubiquetous problems. >> they all stand out, obviously. >> jason chung is a teacher in philadelphia who is in his fourth year of teaching and he entered the profession. that was his first job and he was told that he would have $100 for his entire annual budget to teach at seven different schools percussion. and his solution was not to climb into bed, pull the covers over his head and not come out. his solution was to go to home depot and boy paint buckets, which he then taught his students to drum only. so he's cre
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Dec 2, 2013 9:20am EST
the style of hairstyle they want, our hair stylists work with little girls to educate them on how they can take care of their dolls hairs. stuart: is this your dream to come here and get american girl doll? >> yeah. stuart: good for you. stuart: what is your name? >> samantha. stuart: samantha. did your doll eat with you today? and what is your doll's name? >> samantha. [laughter] stuart: as you walk around this place, you are surrounded by little girls seven, eight, nine years old and they are clearly in the place they want to be. five weeks until christmas, less than that, it is a big deal. and this is a terrific place to be. when i went to get the next on? >> next year. >> good answer. stuart: that was a lot of fun. i have some hard numbers for you. 143 million american doll books have been sold, 23 million american girl dolls sold, and 54 million visitors to the 17 stores. 70 million visitors per year to american mattel is the parent company, that is important. let's bring in nicole and charles on this one. first of all, american girl, is that a big part of their operation?
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am PST
professionals, working married couples and more educated singles. many of them earn a household income of $250,000 or more at some point. they are liberal on issues like abortion and same sex marriage, but they are also wary of any government role in closing the income gap. experts say these people see affluence as very attainable, even if the dream has become more [ female announcer ] for those who love sweets your season is here. let's just call it the baking time of year. you need special ingredients. you need the staples for homemade. you need safeway sugar for just a buck eighty-eight. and that magic thing that makes everyone want another only two ninety-nine for challenge butter. and when hands get messy, quite surely they'll say, yum! wow! yay! what a sweeter holiday. safeway. ingredients for life. and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched. no, i-i told you. no. yeah! no. the important part
Dec 4, 2013 9:00am EST
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Dec 6, 2013 9:00am EST
, going to have more resources for important thing like education and public safety. >> okay. in the "chicago tribune" an op ed written by governor scott walker of wisconsin. >> who? who? >> yeah, the guy sending me letters, everybody is welcome heading north. the long and short of it is, he didn't direct what you signed directly yesterday. but what he did underscore is that collective bargaining is no longer part of wisconsin based on act ten they passed, and at the time they passed it, the unemployment was both over 9% in wisconsin and illinois. it's good we slipped under, but wisconsin is 6.5, and they've turned into a slight surplus. you don't have an act ten. you didn't ban collective bargaining. >> no. >> are you going to have similar results, though? >> i believe in collective bargaining. we've created far more jobs than wisconsin. we created about 270,000 jobs. he promised 250,000 jobs. he's created 90,000 jobs in wisconsin. people don't go to sheboygan or, you know, places like that. they come to chicago and illinois. i think it's very important economy, that we work
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am EST
forgot how it is done. are they supposed to people that have just fell off the turnip truck? >> well-educated people that are in the communist party or people who can't do well and fail. >> a fair point. >> what a story in the times over the weekend. duff a problem with the linear relationship between those hires and business? >> i'm still stuck upon the idea that when i got into business on wall street, it is kind of like when you apply to college. i remember when i applied to college, i said, you mean to tell me that 50% of the people that get in, their parents went here. that's outrageous. well, you know, what are you going to do, sue them? >> apparently, you can. >> here we are talking about jpmorgan and yet another potential problem. >> your point broadly, the jobs picture looks a little brighter. we are having persistently low inflation, which is worry some in its own right. >> go by clorox, the drugs. another camp said, go by parker hannafin. the world is accelerated. both want to put money to work. >> give me gilead. give me sysco, the right sysco. >> i think that inga is going to pul
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Dec 5, 2013 8:00am PST
democrats, they want to increase spending on medical research and education. so, therefore, you're going to have some type of difference in opinion on where we increase spending and where we cut spending. jon: every household in america has, you know, virtually every household has really been through the wringer ever since the financial crisis of 2008. virtually everybody has taken a hard look at their budgets, cut a little bit here, a little bit there. why can't -- why is it so tough to do the same thing in washington? why is it so tough to impose, say, a spending freeze on all federal agencies or, god forbid, even a spending cut? >> because unfortunately, jon, we have put politics in this washington, d.c. over policy. you have lobbyists on capitol hill chomping at the bit because they want to protect their special interests. but members of congress need to do their job and now put policy over politics because self-preservation is the first law of nature, and if today don't do their job and if we have another very public government shutdown, i believe that people are going to vote their
Dec 4, 2013 1:40am PST
back to some fund or something. >> the education system allegedly. >> yes. >> we get to the crazy stuff out there. the arctic air. we begin this half hour with the ice, the snow and arctic air slamming two dozen states from the west coast to the great lakes. >> parts of northern california are covered in white stuff this morning. blowing snow making for a treacherous commute. the midwest is bearing the brunt of it as citrus growers brace for the worst. here's abc's brandi hitt. >> reporter: preparations are underway for the big chill. the snow already blanketing parts of minnesota and north dakota. >> it's terrible. it's terrible. >> reporter: half of the country is in the path of a polar express and its bitter blast of cold air as it moves south. >> it is wicked. i've never seen it like this before. >> reporter: look at how temperatures are expected to drop by 30 to 40 degrees over the next several days. >> it's january-like cold only it is early december. also, we are looking at temperatures that will challenge records. >> reporter: homeless shelters are
Dec 5, 2013 9:00am EST
is a tale of two economies, frankly. we are seeing a tremendous demand for highly educated, highly skilled jobs with a strong service component. so engineering. oil. financial services. and candidly, you know,er we're seeing that at levels we haven't seen almost since the late '90s. you know, we're almost reaching crazy levels, in terms of the bay area, for the war for engineering talent, and contrast that with the unskilled portion of the economy, which is not nearly enjoyed the recovery that the skilled portion of the economy has. and that is why, you know, unemployment has stayed above 7%, compared to the did, you know, under 5% that it was the last time that we sue this kind of crazy competition at the high end. >> yeah. saying that on a day when we're seeing protests around the country, arguing for minimum wage at fast-food restaurants, for instance. the last question, robert. yoo you are a veteran of expedia. you're a veteran of hotwire, of microsoft. everybody's tossing around whether or not mulally is going to go to microsoft or not. would he fit in the culture if he did? >> you kn
Dec 2, 2013 7:00am PST
of education out of them and it lasts well beyond the holidays. >> star wars titles are huge this year, right? >> star wars has always been a great seller for us and they're a huge hit and lego is a big deal. we're thrilled that this year we're finding a lot of sales through this book right here the animal book. >> what do you like about that book? >> how you can do a lot of your favorite animals. >> what's your favorite animal? >> peacock. >> very fitting. a good one. >> so spontaneous. >> we appreciate it. this is the 6th year in a row. >> 6th or 7th? >> actually it's the 13th year. >> that's close. >> $1.4 million. >> that's amazing. thank you so much. we appreciate it. happy holidays to [ female announcer ] i like to mix things up a bit with grands mini pot pies. only four ingredients. and a few easy steps. weeknight dinner in a flash. and my family devours them. pillsbury grands biscuits. make dinner pop. guys... [ female announcer ] pillsbury cinnamon rolls, with cinnabon cinnamon, are an irresistible sunday morning idea. nothing calls them to the table faster. make breakfast pop! >>> g
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